Bandarawela Learning Center

The learning center in Bandarawela is the first BOOKBRIDGE learning center in Sri Lanka. It opened in June 2016 and was set up together with the participants of our capability program.

Bandarawela is a bustling market town in Uva province, 190km from Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo. In Bandarwela you find mosques, Hindu temples, Buddhist statues and centuries-old churches lining the streets in between busy shops and bakeries. The climate here is cooler than the rest of the country, being at a higher elevation. The majority of the people here are engaged in agriculture or work on the nearby tea plantations. Bandarawela is a Sinhala majority town, but it is also home to other ethnic groups such as Indian Tamils, Sri Lanka Moors and Sri Lanka Tamils.

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Meet the team


Satheeshraj Pushparajah
Head of Learning Center


Karoline Lorange


Linda Nordin

Discover our Partners

The Sri Lankan Scouts

Sri Lanka Scouts

Social Enterprise Lanka

Social Enterprise Lanka



Hilti Foundation

Hilti Foundation

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Contact us

BOOKBRIDGE Learning Center
120E, Haputale Road
Sri Lanka

Cherish our Founders and Alumni

The learning center in Bandarawela is set-up with the help of our third General Management Plus Program with WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Economics. A big thank you to all participants, supporters and investors!
Kugasri Ganesh
Lakshani Amarasekara

Our 3rd GMP+ opened the learning center in Bandarwela, Sri Lanka
Our 3rd GMP+ opened the learning center in Bandarwela, Sri Lanka